May 1

The Playing with Plamo 2017 Contest Entry Submission is officially closed and we’ve got a lot of great stuff to sort through on our way to awarding all these prizes. Thanks to everyone who entered and made this contest a great thing to be a part of. We made this video to mark the occasion and also because we have another important announcement to make.


  1. Whaaaat??!! Nothing will be,the same.I missed Ryan already, how shall, I live with that? But I would do the same..;-) Wish you the best!!

  2. Best of luck Syd on your travels. It has been really fun watching you as host and seeing you talk star wars and gunpla and so on.

  3. Thanks again guys for hosting the contest. I like my entry so much that i just placed an order for another model hehe. Nice to see Ryan back! And OMG!!! Syd, the second you said “how to say thsi”, i called it, hoping it wouldnt be the case but unfortunatelly it was. Sad but hey, great to know you’ll be having fun and visiting new places. Godspeed my friend. You encouraged me a lot on this awesome hobby!

  4. Syd and what he made gunplaTV is arguably responsible for many modellers (addiction) hobby becoming what it is today, certainly the case for me.

    Appreciate all the hard work and time you put in mate it’ll be sad to see you go but its more then earned and i wish you luck and hope you enjoy your adventures, if you’re in the very bottom of aus ever drop on in.

    hopefully you drop back in from time to time, after all whose spare room full of kits are were going to comment for

  5. Wish you the best Syd. It was this show that introduce me to gunpla model.

  6. crap….. if we get the sports car will he stay?

  7. How will the future gunpla tv look like? Todd alone?

  8. Wish you all the best Syd, good luck on your next adventure.

  9. AL said on May 1, 2017

    Syd has been the face of Gunpla TV since the beginning. It’s sad to see him leave. But on the other hand, I am happy to see Syd able to do what he wants in life. If you have the time, please update us about your adventure on your website or do some vlogs.

    And Todd and Ryan, we know you guys have some big shoes to fill. We will continue to support Gunpla TV and hlj.

  10. Hi Syd. I’m happy for you! Wish you all the best for your holidays!!

  11. Gmmm said on May 1, 2017

    Syd feels like that crazy uncle you see at family reunions who you really get along with because they are into the same weird hobby as you are. It will be sad not to see him here as often. A big part of why I got back into the hobby after forgetting it even existed for 15 years was because of Gunpla TV.

    Best wishes to you and to your family.

  12. Syd, we are sad to see you step down from GUNPlA TV, especially because you and GUNPLA TV were a huge part of why I got into GUNPLA. That being said, as a father of 2 myself I can completely understand. I do however have a few questions about your announcement. Are you still going to be with HLJ? And it kinda sounds like you would still make the occasional appearance, is that possible? As for the future if the show, I am still excited and optimistic for it’s future, Todd has really grown into a comfortable presence as a host. It also sounded like Ryan might return more frequently to the show which would be great. We’ve seen the banter between you and him develop over a long time, and the same between yourself and Todd. I can’t wait to see how it develops​ between​ Todd and Ryan (or whomever). Best wishes bro!

  13. “That’s what SHE said…”

    Wil be sad to see the end of an era, Syd IS Gunpla TV, but such things have to be done. Besides, Todd will do just fine I think, and it will be nice to have Ryan back in the show also. Hopefully, with his experience, if there is time we’ll get some in-depth content from Todd with guides on customising and painting gunpla (i.e. he will demonstrate how to add a BALL to a kit, you know it, I called it). Safe travels, have fun, and good luck to Todd and Ryan πŸ™‚

  14. Goodbye Syd! Hope your vacation is a good one, and that you get to do everything you want to do (And maybe build some Gunpla on the side)!

  15. Danny said on May 1, 2017

    Damn! My heart just sank a little bit,best of luck Syd.

  16. Damn it Syd. This is seriously depressing…

  17. BNuts said on May 1, 2017

    So I can expect to review my entry after May 23?

    Well, Syd, I hope you enjoy your travels, and you’re right you should do it while you can. Question, though: will you continue to blog your reviews and such on Gaijin Gunpla?

  18. Damn bro. we will miss you man. but yeah family comes 1st

  19. Jeeg said on May 1, 2017

    I’m following you since episode 1…so…thank you for all. Be happy!

  20. First robert184, now Syd, HLJ does have a lot of people that leave me long lasting impressions. Wish you well with whatever you’re doing Syd.

  21. Well Ryan best wishes, you will be missed, and Syd Never Leave us

  22. Noooooo Syd! Watching this i could tell you had something bad to say, but this is something even i didnt expect. You always seem so happy and excited when the new kits come in and you get to open them up and build them, I never expected you to leave like this, but i suppose we all have to leave a legacy at some point.
    With Ryan and Todd as the new hosts with guest appearances of Anna and Lindsay( I’d assume) I suppose it wont be an incredibly large change but you will very much be missed by model builders everywhere.
    May the Force be with you, and always remember Gunpla…is FREEDOM!

  23. Hubyx said on May 2, 2017

    Sad to see you leave Syd. I wish you the best of luck!

  24. good luck syd and all the best to you and your family.

  25. The next episode of HLTV should be “The Best of Syd” showing a bunch of outtakes and funny moments through the show’s history.

    Then at the end Syd takes off his HLJ shirt and leaves it on the table. And as he is walking out of the HLJ warehouse we see that he has a full back tattoo of the RX-78.

    Ok, maybe not the last part but a best of episode would be cool.

  26. good luck Syd and to your future endeavors. they said that the happiest persons on earth, are the ones who invest on travels.

    Go travel the world Syd, and collect that 7 dragon balls!!!!….. πŸ™‚

  27. have a good time off Syd, hope we’ll see you pop back sometime later!

  28. Thank you Syd for showing me the world of Gunpla! Please do an episode with Ryan and Todd before you leave!

  29. Jiloo said on May 3, 2017

    Thank You for all those years with Gaijin Gunpla, and You will be missed. But I hope show will still exist and will be others to continue what you have started. Good luck with the things You want to do.

    PS. So can we apply for a position in πŸ˜‰

  30. I couldn’t even finish watching. Sad news for us but want the very best for Syd, who made Gunpla TV what it is. I like Todd a lot and respect his knowledge, humor and love of the hobby…at least we still have that. Ryan is really not a builder but still a nice guy. Again, all the best to you and your family, Syd, and thanks for making Gundam cool again for me after all these years away from the hobby.

  31. Java said on May 5, 2017

    Good luck Syd, enjoy yourself and don’t get into too much trouble πŸ˜‰

  32. Syd, I waited until today, May 4th, to comment. May the force be with you. Thank you for all the tips and for bringing popularity to gunpla and to plastic modeling in general.
    Promise to come back and do a “The Last Jedi” review special though.

  33. I’ve had a blast watching everyone on Gunpla TV since the first episode, but Syd will always be the face of the show (no disrespect to Ryan and Todd). Thank you to everyone who’s built models and given us insight into those builds. This show is always fun to watch, and I’ll never stop.

    Be safe, Syd, and have fun.

  34. Chet said on May 23, 2017

    THANK you Syd!!! May the force be with you!!!

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